Effects of Female Genital Mutilation on Girl Child Performance in Kween District Eastern Uganda.

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Kampala International University, School of Education, Open and Distance and E-learning
The study was to investigate FGM on girl child performance in Kween District, Eastern Uganda. The main reason of the report study was to establish the effect of FGM on Girl child education and how it can be eliminated to improve the enrollment of the girl child in schools. The study mainly targeted those who are mutilated. Questionnaires (self administrated questionnaires); in depth interview methods was used to get the required information in which 100 respondents were interviewed in the whole study. Primary and secondary data sources was used to analyze and present the data in respective ways. Qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis methods were used. The research study was descriptive in nature. The greatest number of respondents were females with the percentages of 70%; the dominant age group was adults (20.0%), 40% of the population dropped out of primary, 20% of the respondents were married. The study findings revealed that existence of high rates of mutilation or poor methods of mutilation due to low levels of education has led to high school dropouts especially the girl child in a sense that they face a lot of humiliations, injuries forced marriages (early marriages, therefore with such in place education (girl child education) in the area has become a myth (dream). The study was conducted basing on the findings that governments, development partners and other stakeholders will take an extensive role- in thorough sensitization of the local Sabiny community on the essence of eliminating their barbaric practice of FGM and try to embrace girl child education through discouraging early marriages which are seen as sources of dowry and spell out girl child contribution to the improved and quality community standards which will lead to both local and national development. The study was recommend that Kween District (through district community development officers and other units) shall engage in support of the pare in spectrum of activities. FGM for instance under taking sensitization of parents on education promotion of girl child and their security, establishment of education demonstration sites and among others. The report was recommend further research to be carried out on FGM and individual daily activities in Kween District Eastern Uganda
A Research Report Submitted to the College of Education in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Award of Bachelor’s Degree of Arts with Education of Kampala International University.
Female Genital Mutilation, Girl Child Performance, Kween District-Uganda